Greenacre occupies a charming position on the edge of the village with open fields opposite and surrounded on three sides by its own delightful gardens and grounds. The area is entirely unspoilt being part of the New Forest National Park and the wide open spaces of the open Forest can be accessed from the end of the lane, just 300 yards away, making the property ideal as a base for outriding or daily dog walks and cycle rides.

Pilley is a very popular and active village with a primary school, shop and reputedly the New Forest’s oldest pub, the Fleur de Lys. Nearby Lymington (2.5 miles) offers a wide range of shops and restaurants along its attractive High Street which offers a weekly Saturday market. There are also a wide range of sailing clubs and marinas catering for the town’s eminent reputation as a sailing centre.

Direct trains to Waterloo are available at Brockenhurst (4.5 miles) and take just over an hour and a half.

Greenacre and adjacent Timber Lodge are two beautifully presented properties which offer a huge degree of flexibility either as accommodation for a single family or allowing convenient yet separate multi-generational living.


This property was built in the 1860s, Greenacre is an exquisite traditional New Forest thatched cottage which has been painstakingly renovated and extended by the current owners. The property has been in the family ownership for over 70 years and only occupied by two families in its entire history. This is the first time the house has been on the open market.

Greenacre is approached over a pedestrian footbridge and through a pretty garden gate. There is a glazed porch beyond which is the front door which opens onto a dining hall with flagstone floor and beautiful period features including exposed brick; ceiling timbers and lime-plaster walls. There is a charming fireplace with a carved stone surround and stairs leading to the first floor. The separate sitting room has a dual aspect with windows overlooking both the front and side gardens. This room also has a flagstone floor and open fireplace. Running across the rear of the house is a modern single storey extension incorporating the kitchen / family room and utility room. The kitchen provides a range of fitted units with integrated appliances as well as a gas fired Aga. The family room has French windows opening onto a paved terrace which overlooks the garden. There is a downstairs shower room and toilet and a utility room with sink as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine and a back door.

Upstairs the main bedroom has a dual aspect and built in wardrobe cupboards. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with a traditional bath with shower over.

Timber Lodge

Timber Lodge is a single storey dwelling and forms delightful residential accommodation either as a flexible living space adjacent to Greenacre or as a stand alone property ideal for extended family, guests, staff or providing rental income. The main living space is vaulted to roof height with charming exposed structural oak beams with views through large glazed doors to the attractive paddock land opposite. There is a generous sitting room complete with wood burning stove and a door to the rear patio garden. There is an adjoining kitchen / breakfast room with integrated appliances and a further bedroom area with space for a large double bed and built in wardrobe. There is also a shower room and separate boiler room.

The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and have been beautifully planned and maintained by the current owners. The principal formal gardens surround both Greenacre and Timber Lodge and are mostly laid to lawn with attractive terraces adjacent to both properties designed to take in this glorious setting. The gardens are bordered by mature hedges and trees and contain several outbuildings. There is a large, detached garage / workshop as well as a storage barn and stable block containing three loose boxes and a log store. There are also two generous parking areas adjacent to both the residential accommodation and the garage / workshop.

There is an adjoining paddock extending to three quarters of an acre where there is a further barn divided into a field shelter opening onto the paddock and a cider barn (complete with cider press) fronting onto the drive to the house.


Mains water, gas and electricity. Private drainage

Council Tax: Greenacre – Band F Timber Lodge – Band B

EPC: Greenacre – C Current: 73 Potential: 82

Timber Lodge – C Current:72 Potential: 87

Ultrafast Broadband with speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps is available at the property

Living in Lymington

This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.

It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.

Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.

Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development. Looking for an Estate Agent in Lymington? Spencers are here to help.

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Pilley, Lymington

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

This idyllic rural property on the edge of this popular New Forest village offers two beautifully presented separate residences set in 1.3 acres of glorious gardens including an adjoining three-quarter acre paddock with an array of outbuildings including a garage / workshop, storage barn, field shelter, cider barn and stables. A further block of Forest fronting paddock land extending to approximately 3 acres is available by separate negotiation. EPR – TBC

Property Details

  • Council Tax: Band F
  • Tenure: Freehold

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74 High Street
SO41 9AL

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